Duncan Jones’ World Of Warcraft to Begin Filming in January 2014

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wall1-1920x1200If ever there were a way to get the masses of nerds to step away from their game of World of Warcraft and head out in to the world of reality, it’s to make a movie about one of the most successful games in the history of the world: World of Warcraft. The project has been in the works for a while now, with numerous directors and writers attached, but the film is finally getting things rolling and the acclaimed director of Moon, Duncan Jones, will be the man to bring the property to the big screen.

Last month at SDCC, Legendary, who will be financing the film, took some time to officially announce the project and even showed a promising bit of test footage. They also stated that they were hoping to begin filming some time in 2014, with an expected release date for 2015, a year that is already crowded with some huge films, including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Batman Vs. Superman, Star Wars: Episode VII and many, many more huge franchises. Today, we have confirmation from Production Weekly (via Collider) that production is set to begin January 13, 2014 in Vancouver.

With that date set, we can expect to hear some news on casting very soon. A few names have been rumored to be attached to the film, the biggest, and probably the most surprising, is Johnny Depp. Those rumors never really went anywhere, so I don’t put too much faith in those. The film has been described as being a full-on fanatasy film, akin to Peter Jackson’s massive hit Lord of the Rings. Granted, I don’t see it going any other way, but that may give you an idea of the scael that Jones is shooting for. What are your thoughts on this project? Think Duncan Jones is the right choice to direct? Who do you want to see star in the film?

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